Sibling rivalry, Tudor -style

threesPhillippa Gregory is back with another story about the Tudor Court. In “Three sisters, Three Queens,” Gregory writes about the plots and intrigues cooked up by King Henry VIII’s wife Katherine of Aragon, and his sisters Margaret and Mary.  Their marriages, Katherine’s to Henry and Margaret’s to James of Scotland, were meant to secure peace, but instead led to bitter infighting.  “Gregory’s take on the (largely male-determined) fortunes of three Tudor women is venal, petty, and jaundiced but never dull.”

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